This Day in History for 4th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 182

422 - St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
476 - Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed
1024 - Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king
1260 - Battle at Montaperti-Guelfen vs Ghibellijnen
1282 - King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
1414 - Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs
1479 - King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
1571 - Catholic coup in Scotland
1609 - Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
1618 - "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
1682 - English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet
1695 - French garrison of castle Names surrenders for Willem III
1778 - City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with US rebels
1781 - Los Angeles founded by 44 in Bahia de las Fumas, (Valley of Smokes)
1786 - -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
1805 - 1st edition of Batavian State-Current published
1807 - Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1813 - 1st US relig newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
1833 - 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert FultonCommercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton 1842 - Work on Koln cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
1854 - English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
1862 - General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
1862 - North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in SF
1862 - Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
1864 - Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
1866 - 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
1870 - 3rd French republic proclaimed as French overthrow their king
1882 - 1st district lit by electricity (NY's Pearl Street Station)
1884 - Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1885 - 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
1888 - George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
1893 - English author Beatrix Potter 1st tells the story of Peter Rabbit
1894 - In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
Children's Author Beatrix PotterChildren's Author Beatrix Potter 1894 - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
1899 - 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
1904 - Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
1906 - NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
1908 - Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
1911 - Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
1912 - 1st accident (collision) in Londoner Underground: 22 injured person
1914 - British, French & Russian government sign Pact of London, against Germany
1914 - General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
1916 - Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
1918 - Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
1918 - US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
1919 - 39th US Mens Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (6-4 6-4 6-3)
1919 - British intervene in Petrograd
1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
1923 - A Charlot & N Cowards revue "London Calling," premieres in London
1923 - NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0
1923 - Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
Aviator Charles LindberghAviator Charles Lindbergh 1927 - Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
1930 - Cambridge Theater opens in London
1932 - 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
1933 - 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
1933 - Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
1934 - Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1936 - Franco troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina Spain
1936 - Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
1937 - Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
1938 - Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
1939 - Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War
1939 - German submarine U-30 sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1939 - German troops move into Danzig
1939 - Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
1939 - Polish ghetto of Mir is exterminated
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1939 - RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
1940 - CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
1940 - Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile
1940 - Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Neth in Hitler's hands
1941 - NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
1941 - US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
1941 - Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
1942 - Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - British 8th army lands at Taranto South Italy
1944 - 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
1944 - 64th US Mens Tennis: Frank Parker beats Wm F Talbert (6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3)
1944 - British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp during WWII
1944 - Finland breaks diplomatic contact with nazi-Germany
1944 - US 1st Army frees Namen
1945 - Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1945 - US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
1948 - "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
1949 - Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
1950 - 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
1950 - D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
1950 - Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
1950 - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 - 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by Pres Harry Truman
1951 - 71st US Mens Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1)
1951 - NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
1951 - Pres Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1953 - WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
1953 - WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1954 - 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 226

1241 - Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
1249 - Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders/Savoy
1383 - Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye/last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)
1454 - Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
1557 - Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin , queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
1563 - Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
1596 - Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
1622 - Jacob Hintze, composer
1647 - Gerard Noodt, Dutch lawyer
1717 - Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
1736 - Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer
1746 - Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
1755 - Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
1761 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer
1768 - Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
1778 - Louis Napoleon, French king of Netherlands (1806-10)
1793 - Edward Bates, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1869
1795 - Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)
1802 - Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
1803 - Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849)
1810 - Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships
1815 - Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
1815 - Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
1816 - Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
1824 - Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
1824 - Phoebe Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary)
1825 - Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
1826 - Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
1832 - Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
1843 - Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs
1843 - Jan Levoslav Bella, composer
1846 - Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers
1848 - Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
1848 - Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
1850 - Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto)
1851 - John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member
1853 - Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
1859 - Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
1869 - Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
1870 - Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
1872 - [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress/wife of Joseph of Lyre
1874 - Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach
1880 - Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
1885 - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
1885 - Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
1886 - Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
1888 - Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
1892 - Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)
1893 - Henry Schultz, US, farm commune leader
1896 - Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea)
1896 - Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
1900 - Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder
1901 - Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)
Mr Jaguar William LyonsMr Jaguar William Lyons (1901) 1901 - William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)
1902 - Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
1902 - Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
1904 - Julian Hill, research chemist
1904 - Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director
1905 - Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
1906 - Alexander Moyzes, composer
1906 - Antanas Raciunas, composer
1906 - Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
1907 - Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
1907 - Maurice Ashley, historian
1908 - Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
1908 - Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
1909 - Karel Horky, composer
1909 - Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)
Nazi Physician Eduard WirthsNazi Physician Eduard Wirths (1909) 1912 - Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639)
1913 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
1913 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
1914 - Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
1915 - Dick Thomas, Phila Pa, TV host (Village Barn)
1915 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
1916 - Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
1917 - Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
1918 - Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)
1918 - Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)
1918 - William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)
1919 - Howard Morris, NYC, comedic actor (High Anxiety)
1920 - Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
1920 - Teddy Johnson, British singer
1920 - Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
1922 - Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
1924 - Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
1925 - Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
1926 - Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- )
1926 - Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player
1927 - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1928 - Dick York, Fort Wayne Ind, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind)
1928 - Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors)
1929 - Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
1930 - Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
1931 - Mitzi Gaynor, Chicago Illinois, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific)
1932 - Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico)
1932 - Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
1933 - Richard Castellano, Bronx, actor (Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger)
Economist Clive GrangerEconomist Clive Granger (1934) 1934 - Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate
1937 - Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
1937 - Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1993 - Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
1996 - Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
1998 - "Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson
2004 - Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
2006 - Television presenter Sally Meen (41) weds show business agent Russ Lindsay at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey
2009 - Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2011 - Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 89 of 89

422 - St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
454 - Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
799 - Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
1037 - King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
1063 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
1085 - Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
1199 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
1537 - Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
1553 - Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
1571 - Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
1588 - Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, dies at 87
1644 - John Wtenbogaert, theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
1709 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1759 - Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80
1767 - Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
1780 - John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
1784 - Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
1794 - John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
1804 - Richard Somers, American naval officer
1828 - Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
1845 - Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
1852 - William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
1853 - Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
1864 - John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
1903 - Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
1905 - Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
1907 - Edvard Grieg, composer, dies at 64
1907 - Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
1916 - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
1918 - Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
1922 - Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
1937 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
1938 - Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
1944 - Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1946 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
1960 - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
1963 - Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
1964 - W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
1965 - Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
1970 - James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
1972 - Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
1974 - Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
1974 - Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
1974 - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
1975 - Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
1977 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
1977 - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
1977 - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
1979 - Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
1979 - Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
1980 - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
1981 - Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
1985 - George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
1985 - Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg (1986) 1986 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies aged 75
1989 - Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
1989 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
1990 - Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
1990 - Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
1991 - Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
1991 - Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
1991 - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
1991 - Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
1992 - John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
1993 - Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
1993 - Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
1993 - Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
1994 - Laurentius LM "Laurens" van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist, dies at 66
1994 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
1995 - Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
1995 - Edmond Jouhaud, general, dies at 90
1995 - John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
1995 - William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
1996 - Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
1997 - Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
1997 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
1998 - Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
2001 - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
2002 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
2003 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
2003 - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
2004 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
2004 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
2004 - James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
2006 - Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
Naturalist and TV Star Steve IrwinNaturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin (2006) 2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)
2006 - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
2006 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
2011 - Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

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